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Researching & documenting your sources. Quotations : Copying someone else’s exact words and surrounding them with quotation marks “ ”. Paraphrase : Putting someone else’s words or ideas into your own words. No quotation marks are necessary, but you must still give the author credit !

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Researching documenting your sources

Researching & documenting your sources

  • Quotations: Copying someone else’s exact words and surrounding them with quotation marks “ ”.

  • Paraphrase: Putting someone else’s words or ideas into your own words. No quotation marks are necessary, but you must still give the author credit!

  • Plariarism: Using someone else’s words or ideas without giving them credit. You MUST create a parenthetical citation after the quote or paraphrase and have a Works Cited page at the end of your paper with the citation for that source, or you are guilty of plagiarism.


Researching documenting your sources

Go to http://destiny.aisd.net and click on Martin High School.


Researching documenting your sources

Click on the catalog tab at the top to search for your topic using key words or

Scroll down to find the databases.


Researching documenting your sources

Click on Home tab & scroll down to access the databases.

Write down title & call number.

Then check the shelves.

Call number prefixes:

Number = nonfiction section F = Fiction section Ask for help if necessary! 

REF = reference section B = Biography section


Researching documenting your sources

Great specific information!

  • To access the databases, go to http://destiny.aisd.net, click on Martin H.S.

  • and scroll down.

Good for finding background information


Why use databases

Why use databases?

Databases have journal, book, newspaper, and book articles that aren’t available on the internet.

Information is reliable

Advanced search feature

You know exactly where the information came from.

Databases usually give you the citation which means less work for you though you need to proofread it or use Easybib.com to check it for proper format, especially Facts on File’s citations. Citations are found at the bottom of the citation or click on the link to it. Ask the librarian if you need help finding or exporting a citation.

Find research resources such as sample papers and tutorials at http://martinhslibrary.wikispaces.com/Research+Info


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